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Coloccini & Williamson – 74 lashes?

10 years ago

Perhaps it is just as well some of our team are not playing in Iran, where an immoral goal celebration may earn a punishment of 74 lashes.

In Iran it appears that touching another player’s buttocks, after scoring, deserves corporal punishment.

Questions arise.

Why 74 lashes?

Will they be applied to the buttocks, the hand, or somewhere else?

Which player will be lashed; the toucher, the touchee, or both?

Is there a range of lashes?

How many for giving away a penalty?

How many for missing an easy chance?

The display at Fulham was so bad, several of our players should have been lashed. At least Coloccini and Williamson would have avoided the lash. They never got close enough to Zamora, Dempsey and Johnson to lay a finger on their buttocks.


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